From most reports, albeit unconfirmed and uncited as of yet, Del Rio slapped a backstage employee. A backstage employee, as in not another wrestler. If it were another wrestler, it would be someone who takes bumps as a part of their job, but still unacceptable… but a backstage employee could be catering, could be PR, could be merchandising, could be ANYONE.
YOU CANNOT HIT A PERSON AT THEIR JOB. FOR ANY REASON.
Randy Orton calling a person “Miss Piggy” is not the same. One, he did not assault an employee of the WWE, two, he is playing a character, even on his twitter, even walking to and from the ring… that’s his actual job. He’s one of the best heels in the company.
Jack Swagger and Eva Marie being sloppy in the ring is also not the same… I’m actually someone who will agree with those opinions, but not everyone will so one, it’s rude for you to make this situation about someone you dislike and two, the WWE has not decided that their lack of technical skill is a safety issue (
which upsets me but ya know) and they’re still doing their job, not ASSAULTING people.
Emma being arrested for a misdemeanor unrelated to work and outside of any place of business or venue for the WWE is very obviously nothing like this.
I absolutely loved Del Rio. He was a wonderful heel. Too subtle for this audience, honestly, and I thought he wasn’t appreciated, and this happened right after his BEAUTIFUL match with Dean Ambrose…
but neither I nor the WWE wants to condone treating employees VIOLENTLY. No talent or push in the world is an exception.